Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll named Geno Smith the starter for Week 1 of the regular season on Friday night following the team’s preseason loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Smith was in a quarterback battle with Drew Lock.
Geno Smith is heading into the 2022 season as the Seattle Seahawks’ starting quarterback.
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll named Smith the starter for Week 1 of the regular season following the team’s preseason loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Friday night.
Smith was seemingly the frontrunner throughout the quarterback competition with Drew Lock and after Lock threw three interceptions Friday, Carroll made the announcement to begin his postgame news conference.
“He’s going to start the opener, and he’s earned it, he’s won the job,” Carroll said. “With the timeframes, it got messed up for us for Drew, he just ran out of time in making his bid for it. And so yeah, I’m cool about that, so I just want to let you know, so everybody knows, do you don’t have to ask me about it anymore. In the meantime, Drew’s going to keep on battling because he can play, and he’s got all kinds of stuff in him, and I want him to be ready at a moment’s call. And he’s going to keep growing and pushing and developing as a fantastic player and I have no problem playing with him, too. So, we’re fortunate to have two guys who can go, and when he comes off the bench, if he gets his chance he’ll be ready to go and try to light it up.”
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